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Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation

The Schulthess Klinik has been supported by the non-profit Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation since 1935. People, their mobility and quality of life are at the heart of our day-to-day work. We devote all our energy to providing our patients with the best possible care and ensuring their quick recovery. We are also helping to make treatments better and safer with our long-standing research tradition.

«What distinguishes us: State-of-the-art medicine for all, scientific innovation, and heartfelt humanity so reflective of our founder Wilhelm Schulthess.» Franz von Meyenburg, Board of Trustees President

The Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation is crucial to the success of all our functions, and as a non-profit organisation it is responsible for all of our fundraising. The cornerstones of the Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation and the clinic’s philosophy serve as a guide in this process: Funds from donations are allocated to the foundation, the research fund or the Schulthess patient assistance fund.

Sphere of activity

The Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation’s main spheres of activity are the advancement of of our research and patient assistance fund. All this is always done with the aim of enabling the best possible treatment for patients.


Our long-standing research tradition constantly brings new discoveries in the treatment of orthopaedic patients. The latest scientific findings directly benefit our patients and many others around the world.
Additional information about our research

Patient assistance fund

The patient assistance fund enables our experts to treat patients who could not have otherwise afforded treatment.
Additional information about the patient assistance fund


As a donor you can get involved in the future of medicine by supporting research. Or, through contribution to the patient assistance fund, you can help people who otherwise do not have access to medical care. Is there another cause related to medicine and the people involved that you would like to support? As a major donor you can plan your personal project.

Pledge your support in whichever way works for you.
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Board of Trustees

The Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation voluntary Board of Trustees is made up of 15 members who bring their skills and experience in politics, business, medicine and science to the table. The Board of Trustees is the Foundation’s highest body and is responsible for the fundamental direction of the Foundation and the clinic, as well as for supervising their activities.


Franz K. von Meyenburg*

Vice President

Hans-Georg Syz*


Konstantin von Schulthess*

President of the Working Committee

Hans-Georg Syz*

Board of Trustees Member

Dr. iur. Beat M. Barthold*
Peter E. Bodmer*
Lucius Dürr
Prof. Dr. Detlef Günther
Hans Gut*
Dr. iur. Ursula Gut-Winterberger
Theres Lepori
Robert Naville*

Prof. Dr. med. Isabelle Schmitt-Opitz
René Stammbach
Christoph Theler
Dr. iur. Beat Walti
Prof. Dr. med. lic. iur. Thomas B. Zeltner


*Working Committee Member


Your contact for questions and further information about the foundation